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Tamil Nadu To Host Free Vaccine Camps With CSR Funds

According to Health Minister M Subramanian, free vaccination camps will be hosted by the TN government via private hospitals availing the CSR funds provided by private companies. 117 private hospitals in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, and Salem have held conversations with the health ministry. Slowly the whole scheme will be expanded to different parts of the state. Reportedly, Rs 61 lakh has been collected which can likely vaccinate 7,800… read-more

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 - 09:17 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Covid-19 Vaccination Drive, Tamil Nadu, Private Hospitals, Funds

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle


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Maharashtra: 24X7 Covid-19 Vaccination Centres Operate In Nashik

Two private hospitals namely HCG Manavata Cancer Centre and Suyash Hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik have started a "round-the-clock vaccination centre" with an aim to vaccinate people at their convenience. The centres are in operation 24x7. Reportedly, over 2,500 people got jabbed with two shots at these centres and 10% of the individuals decided to get vaccinated after 9 p.m. and before 7 a.m.

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 12:45 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Nashik , Covid-19, Private Hospitals, Coronavirus Vaccines

Courtesy: Times of India

A hospital in Punjab has been accused of increasing the bill of a patient by 250%.

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Haryana Hospital Accused Of Over Charging Patient By 250 Percent

Raje Singh Rawat, a patient at Wings Hospital in Haryana has accused the authorities of overcharging him by 250 percent, the original bill being Rs 1.68 lakhs but was charged Rs 4.23 lakhs. The 65-year-old has also accused the hospital of negligence in the treatment of his wife, who later succumbed to her disease. However,  as a precautionary measure, Rawat & his wife were admitted to hospital along with his six children on May 2.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 01:16 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Private Hospitals, Punjab, Patients, hospital bills


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Centre Caps Covishield At Rs 780, Covaxin At Rs 1,410 For Pvt Hospitals

The Centre on June 8 announced the revised prices of COVID-19 vaccines for private hospitals. A shot of Covishield will now cost Rs 780, and Russia's Sputnik will be available at Rs 1,145. Besides, Covaxin will cost the highest with Rs 1,410 per dose. The prices are including of 5% GST as well. The government has also allowed the vaccine manufacturers to directly sell the doses to private hospitals.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 09:25 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, Private Hospitals, Union Health Ministry

Courtesy: News18

Representational photo: A private hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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K'taka To Punish Hospitals Refusing To Give COVID Bodies Over Dues

The Karnataka government has directed all district administrations to cancel registration of private hospitals that refuse to hand over  bodies of COVID-19 victims to families due to incomplete payment. The government, under KPME Act, ordered that no hospital should insist on payment at the time of handing over of dead patients, "neither can they withhold the bodies". Besides, the government has also demanded a weekly report on the order's… read-more

Tue, 25 May 2021 - 03:10 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Karnataka, Private Hospitals, registration, Covid-19, Dead Bodies

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

COVID-19 Vaccination.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Price In Indian Pvt Hospitals Costliest In World

The COVID-19 vaccine cost in India's private hospitals is the highest in the world in contrast to several countries providing free vaccines. Data from CoWIN website revealed that private hospitals are charging between Rs 700 to Rs 1,500/shot to vaccinate 18-44 age group people. The amount charged is almost six times more than Rs 250 charged for vaccinating people above 45. Hospital also claimed of huge pendency in Covishield orders.

Tue, 11 May 2021 - 09:41 AM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: CoWIN App, COVID-19 outbreak, Coronavirus Vaccines, Private Hospitals

Courtesy: Times Now

MK Stalin

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TN Adds Pvt Hospitals For COVID Care Under State Health Insurance Scheme

Hours after sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM, MK Stalin on May 7 announced to provide free COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals under the CM’s Comprehensive Health insurance scheme. Besides allocating COVID-19 financial relief of Rs 4000 per family, CM Stalin decreased milk prices by Rs 3/litre. Stalin also introduced free travel for women, students and professionals in state owned buses from May 8.

Fri, 07 May 2021 - 05:55 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu, Private Hospitals, Coronavirus

Courtesy: The News Minute

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Pvt Centers To Let Individuals Select Their Preferred Vaccine From May 1

People, who register to get the COVID-19 vaccine from May 1 in private inoculation centres, can choose their preferred vaccine on the CoWIN platform as well. Moreover, the Health Ministry has instructed private inoculation centres to mention necessary details, including availability of stocks and the price, on the platform. Earlier, registered individuals could only choose the location of the vaccine centre. India currently offers two… read-more

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 01:11 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Covid-19, Covaxin, COVISHIELD, Private Hospitals, Corona Crisis

Courtesy: News18

Covishield vaccine

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SII To Sell Covishield At Rs 600 To Pvt Hospitals, Rs 400 To States

The Serum Institute of India on April 21 announced to sell its Covishield vaccine to state governments at Rs 400 and to the private hospitals at Rs 600/dose. SII said that 50% of its forthcoming vaccine production will be dedicated to Centre’s vaccination program and other 50% for states and private hospitals. Welcoming the Centre’s liberalised vaccination policy, SII assured that vaccines will be available in 4-5 months.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 03:43 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: SII, COVISHIELD, Central Government, Covid-19 Vaccine, Private Hospitals

Courtesy: Live Mint

Hospitals Treating COVID

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Chennai: Non-COVID Hospitals Cannot Deny 'Lifesaving' Treatment

The Tamil Nadu government has directed the non-COVID hospitals to reserve beds to treat COVID patients, in emergency conditions, after receiving complaints regarding denial of emergency treatment to COVID patients. The director of medical and rural health services stressed that the patients should be given “health measures to stabilize and preserve life,” before referring to a COVID hospital. The director also warned the hospitals of legal… read-more

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - 12:38 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Covid-19, Private Hospitals, coronavirus treatment

Courtesy: The Economic Times